The Perfect Place – A social destination for seniors

Students from Forte College: Otnul Icanca, Natalu Hopper, Katy O’Hara, Christina Arredondo and Gomorri Olegla

Students from Forte College: Otnul Icanca, Natalu Hopper, Katy O’Hara, Christina Arredondo and Gomorri Olegla

Alice Baldwin

Our September focus group hosted five students from Forte College in the Phoenix area who demonstrated the health benefits provided by updated dental products and modern dental hygiene. Working with an older population presents specific challenges when addressing brushing teeth with and without adaptive equipment, dry mouth syndrome and denture care. This presentation was open to our friends, their families, our volunteers, staff and the public. Discussion was followed with a hearty question and answer session. There was a raffle, and everyone walked away with something dental. Feedback was positive with everyone looking forward to our next Friday Focus Group.

The Perfect Place is located on the campus of Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Sun Lakes. We are a nonprofit, faith-based adult care center. Our volunteers are knowledgeable of Alzheimer’s, dementia, developmental disabilities and various adult neurological challenges. Most of us have had a loved one for whom we were a caregiver. We enjoy what we do.

If you believe your family or caregiver would benefit from this service, contact Eileen Curran or Judy Waltersdorf at The Perfect Place.

Contributions from service organizations and personal donations to our scholarship fund allow us to provide financial assistance. Ask for a receipt. We are a 501(c)(3).

The Perfect Place is located at 23914 S. Alma School Rood, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248; phone 480-895-2892; email [email protected] Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to noon Monday and Friday, and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.